This symposium is aimed at RCPath fellows, members, trainees, medical students and others interested in the range of pathology services in Scotland. Delegates will hear presentations about upcoming themes in the field of pathology and molecular diagnostics, and share some of the great developments happening in Scotland. They will hear from the President Professor Jo Martin and find out what the College does in Scotland.

Please note that this event will be held online via Zoom on 30 September 2020, 9.30am-1pm. 

Online registration is now closed. Please email us or call us on 020 7451 6700 should you wish to attend this online event.


09:15    Registration

09:30    Welcome and introduction
Professor Peter Johnston, RCPath Scotland Regional Council

09:35    RCPath update
Professor Jo Martin, RCPath President

09:45     Current NHS Molecular diagnostics in Scotland
Professor Zofia H. Miedzybrodzka, University of Aberdeen

10:05    PCR and COVID-19
Dr Kate Templeton, Royal Infirmary Edinburgh

10:25    Sequencing in the time of a pandemic:  many COGs in the wheel
Dr Kathy Li, MRC University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research

10:45     Q&A

11:00    Break

11:30    Genomes and liquid biopsy
Professor Tim Aitman, University of Edinburgh

11:50    Molecular advances for neuropathology
Dr Olimpia E. Curran, Royal Infirmary Edinburgh

12:10    Establishing molecular diagnostics for pancreatic cancer
Dr Susie Cooke, University of Glasgow

12:30    Q&A

12:45    Summary and close
Professor Peter Johnston, RCPath Regional Council



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